Weekly Poll Results – Accessible Housing

Question: Is there enough accessible housing in Scotland? Yes/No Your Feedback: 100% (40 respondents) agreed that there is not enough accessible housing in Scotland. Your Comments: “Housing associations need to commit at least 20% of their budgets to accessible new builds – that reflects the amount of disabled people currently in the population.” “I am fortunate enough to live in one of Blackwood’s accessible homes but I am well aware that I am one of the lucky ones, most of my friends who live with the same disability as me struggle in unsuitable housing because there is not enough to
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Weekly Poll Results – Hate Crime

Question: Have you or anyone you know ever experienced a disability hate crime? Yes/No Your Feedback: 74% (31 respondents) answered yes, as they or someone they knew had experienced a disability hate crime. 26% (11 respondents) had not. Your Comments: “I’ve never experienced this but if so I would report it and expect it to be followed up. Younger kids need to learn from an early age what is and isn’t acceptable I terms of language used as well as behaviour.” “I did not report it because at the time their was very little knowledge of third party reporting it
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Weekly Poll Results – Mental Health in the Workplace

Question: Do you think employers have a role supporting staff with their mental health? Yes/No Your Feedback: 100% of respondents answered yes and agreed that employers must support staff with their mental health. Your Comments: “Employers, particularly those running small businesses, need access to advice and guidance on mental health issues – on how to promote good mental health in the workplace….and how to respond to and support staff.” “Of course, although the stigma surrounding mental health sometimes makes it difficult for staff and management to discuss these sort of issues.” “Yes. Although it can only be in relation to
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Weekly Poll Results – Universal Credit

Question: Do you think Universal Credit should be stopped in Scotland? Yes/No Yes/No Your Feedback: 90% (37 respondents) answered yes, as they thought Universal Credit should be stopped in Scotland. 10% (4 respondents) answered no. Your Comments: “Yes, stop Universal Credit, this has caused and is causing sheer misery for a lot of families” “Not only is unwanted it will have serious effects on councils incomes putting other services at risk.” “It is not fit for purpose. Delays in processing claims are contributing to rent arrears, evictions and the need for a rise in foodbanks. It’s a disaster” “The changeover
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Weekly Poll Results – Social Security Benefits

Question: Do you think the Scottish Government will deliver an improved social security benefits system? Yes/No Your Feedback: 62% (31 respondents) answered yes, as they thought the Scottish Government could deliver an improved social security system. 38% (19 respondents) answered no. Your Comments: “We should have full control and rules would never be set by Westminster. I have huge respect for Jean Freeman, she is leading a real change vs business as usual and I wish her well.” “One of the problems at the moment with the benefit system is method of contact. Usually telephone, if a person has difficulty
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